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Religion is like a recipe

By Christi Ortiz

Religion is like a recipe
that points the Way
to the Tao, the Dharma,
the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Helpful and necessary, we hold it lightly
knowing that life is not so much about
finding the answers
but relishing the questions.
Like a novice running around
clasping the recipe and shouting,
“these are the steps, this is the Way”
and coming into a Master Chef’s house,
sees the banquet already laid out,
the chef taking delight in the smells, the tastes,
and the Joy of cooking and in awe,
the recipe silently falls from his fingertips.

Christi Ortiz

About Christi Ortiz

Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion.  She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.

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